Something Happened in Our Town

Something Happened in Our Town

A Child's Story About Racial Injustice

Book - 2018
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After discussing the police shooting of a local Black man with their families, Emma and Josh know how to treat a new student who looks and speaks differently than his classmates. Includes an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers that provides general guidance about addressing racism with children, child-friendly vocabulary definitions, conversation guides, and a link to additional online resources for parents and teachers.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Magination Press/American Psychological Association, [2018]
ISBN: 9781433828546
1433828545
Call Number: 305.896 CELANO
Kids Nonfiction ALL ABOUT ME
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Subjects: Racism -- Juvenile literature.
Prejudices -- Juvenile literature.
Police shootings -- Juvenile literature.
Racism -- Juvenile fiction.
Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction.
Social justice -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Social justice -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Violence against -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Violence against -- Juvenile literature.
Police shootings -- Juvenile fiction.
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Gina_Vee Apr 12, 2021

This book is one of the top 10 most challenged books of 2020. The book is for children ages 4 through 8, and it attempts to give parents and caregivers tools to use in discussing race, prejudice, discrimination, fairness, stereotypes, and racial injustices. My favorite part of the book is actuall... Read More »


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Gina_Vee Apr 12, 2021

This book is one of the top 10 most challenged books of 2020. The book is for children ages 4 through 8, and it attempts to give parents and caregivers tools to use in discussing race, prejudice, discrimination, fairness, stereotypes, and racial injustices. My favorite part of the book is actually the Note to Parents and Caregivers at the back of the book. The section is all about how to talk about race and prejudice with children in this age group.

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gerryms
Apr 11, 2021

a very good book and thought provoking

TSCPL_Sherry Jun 06, 2020

This picture book is thought-provoking. The actions of the main characters and the overall story line is a great discussion point to discuss racism with children. The 'Note to Parents and Caregivers' is well done.

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